AVCOG conducts joint cooperative purchases of road salt and liquid calcium chloride. More than 40 towns participate in the road salt bid and more than ten participate in the calcium chloride bid.
On average, the road salt joint purchase saves towns approximately 10% of the "normal" purchase price. In many cases, the savings provides a significant offset to their town dues.
In the spring, staff obtains pricing for road culverts from vendors.
In late fall, staff obtains pricing for cutting edges (for plow blades).